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Nearby: Frontyard Clotheslines Banned

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Great Neck Bans Frontyard Clotheslines

By unanimous vote Tuesday, the Great Neck Village Board of Trustees agreed that front lawns are no place for undergarments to be blowing in the wind. The board limited clothesline use to backyards of neighborhood homes. Village Mayor Ralph Kreitzman said the need for the new law came about because of a complaint from a resident who witnessed a neighbor drying clothes from a front yard clothesline.

Suffolk County to Reinvent Roadways

Suffolk County's dubious distinction of having some of the most dangerous roads in the state has led the Suffolk County Legislature to approve a bill meant to make new roads safer for all sorts of travelers. The "Complete Streets Program" will require the county's Department of Public Works to consider ways to accommodate not just cars on the roads, but to design features for other modes of transport including bicyclists, buses and pedestrians.

Huntington Building at Center of Dispute Taken Down

The much-disputed Advantage Title building is gone, surrounded by rubble and occupied, for the moment, only by workers and equipment clearing the lot. Where once a grand hotel, a department store and later a business office stood, the site was the focus of opposition to its owner's decision to sell the property to make way for a new TD Bank.

Salvage of Storm-Damaged Cars Revs Up Tempers

Hurricane Sandy-damaged cars continue to spark contention on the East End. On Friday, Southampton Town attorneys went to Supreme Court after commencing litigation against the same car auction firm currently in hot water with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation over cars ordered to be removed from environmentally sensitive property at Enterprise Park at Calverton.

Bellmore Superintendent to Retire

Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District school district Superintendent Dr. Henry Kiernan officially announced his retirement at this week’s Board of Education meeting. After 39 years in education, including eight years in Bellmore-Merrick, Kiernan will be stepping down from his position on July 1.

2 Huntington Hikers Rescued Upstate

Two Huntington hikers were rescued Sunday after they were stranded overnight in the Catskills Mountains. State troopers said Michael Leleszi and Erin McKinstry were stranded Saturday night on Slide Mountain in Shandaken, Ulster County, 50 miles southwest of Albany. Police say the two had spent the night with clothes and shelter provided by other hikers they had encountered.

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